Well, good news! I am calmed down and decided to keep my plum Suhali l'Affriolant bag! I carried it to work today on a trial run, so to speak, and I decided that I do like it. The purple seemed so bright to me when I first opened the package yesterday, but now I guess I’m getting used to it and it’s growing on me. It seems more subtle now, more of a deeper and richer color. And I always loved the size and shape of l'Affriolant, so that was never a problem. It was great today at work and I am going to keep it. I just overreacted, but I realize now that I was probably second-guessing such a large purchase – my previous high-dollar purchase was only like $650, and this one was over twice that -- so that's a big jump to take at once! Anyway, thanks again to everyone who encouraged me and empathized with my thinking I had made a costly mistake. And thanks also of course to those who told me the bag looked great on me! Y'all are so sweet! Here's some pics in case anyone missed it the first time. As suggested, I am going to post these also in the visual aids thread, since this is not a very popular or well-known style. Thanks again, everyone!